After graduating in 2014 with degrees in English and theater, Lauren Ezzo pursued a career as an audiobook narrator. She is a freelance artist who contracts for various publishers and publishing houses such as Scholastic Audio, Penguin Random House, Audible Inc., Harper Audio and more. Lauren has received many awards for her work such as the Audible Editors Select Pick in March 2019 and March 2020, as well as her most recent award as the 2021 American Library Association Odyssey Award Recipient. Additionally, Lauren has volunteered as a narrator for Learning Ally, a non-profit that provides audiobooks to students with learning differences including vision impairment and dyslexia.

Hope College is proud to honor Lauren Ezzo ’14 with the 2023 10 Under 10 Award. The 10 Under 10 Award honors emerging leaders who are making significant contributions by living out their callings; engaging in the local and global community through professional and/or volunteer involvement; and using their education to think about important issues with wisdom and clarity. Award recipients also communicate effectively to bridge boundaries that divide human communities and act as agents of hope living faithfully into their vocations. Designed for alumni who are within 10 years of graduation, these awards are presented by the Hope College Alumni Association. Make a nomination today.

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